Gay Philadelphia: The Latest

Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump

Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump

NEWS | By Hope Yen | Dec 10
Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president.

LA Film Critics Name 'Roma' Best Film of the Year

LA Film Critics Name 'Roma' Best Film of the Year

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 10
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors.

'Ralph' Tops Box Office Again, 'Aquaman' Is a Hit in China

'Ralph' Tops Box Office Again, 'Aquaman' Is a Hit in China

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jake Coyle | Dec 10
In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters.

Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

Analysis: Russia Probe Threatens Trump, Those in His Orbit

NEWS | By Julie Pace | Dec 9
The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump.

Plant a Tree: Milan's Ambitious Plans to Be Cleaner, Greener

Plant a Tree: Milan's Ambitious Plans to Be Cleaner, Greener

NEWS | By Colleen Barry | Dec 9
If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray — not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky. But Milan now wants to shift its its color palette.

GOP Senator Doesn't Know Whether UN Pick Is Up To the Job

GOP Senator Doesn't Know Whether UN Pick Is Up To the Job

NEWS | Dec 9
A leading Republican senator on foreign policy issues says he doesn't know whether President Donald Trump's pick to be U.N. ambassador has the expertise and background to capably handle the job.

Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year's End

Trump Says Chief of Staff John Kelly to Leave at Year's End

NEWS | By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin | Dec 9
President Donald Trump said Saturday that chief of staff John Kelly will leave his job by year's end amid an expected West Wing reshuffling reflecting a focus on the 2020 re-election campaign.

Paris Cleans Up after Latest Riot; Pressure Builds on Macron

Paris Cleans Up after Latest Riot; Pressure Builds on Macron

NEWS | By Angela Charlton | Dec 9
The man at the focus of protesters' anger, President Emmanuel Macron, broke his silence to tweet his appreciation for the police overnight. However, pressure mounted on him to propose new solutions to calm the anger dividing France.

Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: 'Go for It Mitch!'

Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: 'Go for It Mitch!'

NEWS | By Lisa Mascaro and Kevin Freking | Dec 9
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

LGBT Seniors Grapple with End-of-Life Issues

LGBT Seniors Grapple with End-of-Life Issues

NEWS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Dec 9
While enjoying her seventh decade on the planet, Donna Personna knows her remaining days are numbered. Yet the prospect of her demise doesn't scare her.


News

Activists Recall Briggs Initiative

Activists Recall Briggs Initiative

NEWS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Dec 9
Years before states voted to ban same-sex marriage, a California ballot measure that would have barred gays and lesbians from teaching in public schools was soundly defeated at the polls.


Entertainment

 Review :: BalletX Fall Program
Philadelphia, PA

Review :: BalletX Fall Program

THEATRE | By Lewis Whittington | Dec 7
At the Wilma this month, BalletX presented their Fall Series of all premieres with ballets by Dutch choreographer Wubkje Kuindersma, Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon and Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto all distinctly different ballets.

BARchive: A Celebration of Streetbar - How the First Gay Bar in Palm Springs Signaled a Change

BARchive: A Celebration of Streetbar - How the First Gay Bar in Palm Springs Signaled a Change

CULTURE | By Michael Flanagan | Dec 9
It's important to understand that not all cities are the same and that they're not all following the same trajectory when it comes to gay bars.


Business

Big Investors Call for Carbon Price, End to Coal Power

Big Investors Call for Carbon Price, End to Coal Power

CORPORATE | Dec 10
More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change.


Cars

GM Plant Closing Not Expected to Stall Detroit's Rebound

GM Plant Closing Not Expected to Stall Detroit's Rebound

AUTO NEWS | By Corey Williams | Dec 8
General Motors' planned shutdown of its Detroit-Hamtramck plant would leave only one auto assembly factory in the city known for "putting America on wheels," but the closure and job losses are not expected to stall-out Detroit's comeback.


Style

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Best of the Berkshires: 6 Ways to Shop Local This Holiday Season

FOOD/DRINK | By EDGE | Dec 10
Are you stumped by trying to please a loved one with impeccable taste who seems to have everything? Forgo the ubiquitous gift card and, instead, browse these offerings from some of the most unique entrepreneurs to be found on the East Coast.


Health/Fitness

Beware of Natural Supplements for Sex Gain and Weight Loss

Beware of Natural Supplements for Sex Gain and Weight Loss

HEALTH | By C. Michael White | Dec 8
I'm concerned about the hidden inclusion of prescription drugs in supplements. It increases the risk of patient harm, and it allows people to attribute the benefits and harms they experience to an herb rather than to the true culprit.


Travel

 Review :: 'Enchanted Forest of Light' @ Descanso Gardens

Review :: 'Enchanted Forest of Light' @ Descanso Gardens

CULTURE | By Kevin Taft | Dec 7
Descanso Gardens is a beautiful place to visit any day of the week, but during the winter it becomes a gorgeous other-worldly celebration of light.


Nightlife

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 8, 2018

Santa Speedo Run @ Sidetrack The Video Bar :: December 8, 2018

PHOTO ALBUMS | Dec 8
The annual Santa Speedo Run at Sidetrack The Video Bar in Boystown raise record funds for Center on Halsted thanks to sponsors Miller Light, Lyft and Tito's Handmade Vodka. Hosts Debbie Fox & Dixie Lynn Cartwright kept the fun going with prizes and games.